The Michigan Native American Heritage Fund (NAHF) was created as part of the Second Amendment, approved in 2016, to the 1988 Tribal-State Gaming Compact between the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi (NHBP) and the State of Michigan. The NAHF is a public body politic established by an Interlocal Agreement pursuant to the Urban Cooperation Act of 1967 and in accordance with the Compact. Up to $500,000 per year from NHBP’s state revenue sharing payments go into the new Fund, which is dedicated to promoting understanding, history and good relationships with the State’s Native Americans. The funds will be distributed in the form of grants to schools, colleges and universities, and local governments to assist with initiatives to improve curricula and resources related to Native American issues, and mascot or imagery revisions, ideally in collaboration with Michigan’s Federally recognized Indian Tribes.
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April 21, 2022 │Native American Heritage Fund Now Accepting 2022 Applications

July 19, 2021 │Native American Heritage Fund Distributes 2021 Grants

June 28, 2021 │Native American Heritage Fund Announces 2021 Grant Recipients

April 23, 2021 │Native American Heritage Fund Now Accepting 2021 Applications

March 18, 2021 │Native American Heritage Fund Announces 2021 Grant Cycle

Oct. 27, 2020 │Native American Heritage Fund Announces 2020 Grant Recipients

Aug. 6, 2020 │Native American Heritage Fund Now Accepting 2020 Applications

July 14, 2020 │Native American Heritage Fund Statement on the Washington Football Team’s Retirement of Racist Mascot

September 30, 2019 │The Native American Heritage Fund Distributes 2019 Grants

September 23, 2019│The Native American Heritage Fund Invites Local Media to the 2019 Check Distribution

August 6, 2019 │Native American Heritage Fund Announces 2019 Grant Recipients

April 26, 2019 │Native American Heritage Fund Now Accepting Applications

September 14, 2018 │The Native American Heritage Fund Distributed Grant Monies

September 11, 2018 │The Native American Heritage Fund Invites Local Media to the 2018 Check Distribution

August 15, 2018 │ Native American Heritage Fund Announces Additional 2018 Grant Recipients

July 16, 2018 | Native American Heritage Fund Announces First Grant Recipients

June 8, 2018 | Native American Heritage Fund Now Accepting Applications

February 1, 2018 | The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi and State of Michigan Announce Appointments to the Michigan Native American Heritage Fund Board